WE DID IT! Our Big Walk – 2021 Challenge 8 Sep 2021
OUR BIG WALK - 2021 CHALLENGE
Earlier in the 2021, we decided it was time to set ourselves another Team Grisdales Challenge. Over the years we’ve completed many sponsored walks and runs, community car washes and even entered the Dragon Bay Charity Boat Race in 2019 (winning the award for Best Team Spirit along the way!), so we weren’t phased at the prospect of undertaking the world’s longest uninterrupted walk.
The world’s longest uninterrupted walk runs from Cape Town, South Africa to Magadan, Russia and is 13,910 miles long .
WE'VE REACHED THE FINISH LINE!
This week, our team celebrated reaching the finish line of the Our Big Walk. Actually, all 13,910 miles plus a little bit more in just 5 months! Through walking, running, cycling, gardening, yoga and evening cleaning, we’ve clocked up the millage and recorded a collective distance of 14,771 miles. If you convert that to steps, thats 28,881,736 steps Team Grisdales have taken in 5 months!
GRISDALES & THE COMMUNITY
For every 2,000 mile checkpoint we reached, we decided we would donate £100 to a worthy local cause. These charities were nominated by our clients and team members and we’re pleased to have helped the following:
Owl Blue work with families of children with hidden disabilities. Based in Maryport, the charity’s mission is to ‘achieve an overall understanding of hidden disabilities in the wider community to help create an all inclusive society’. The organisation offers support from qualified practitioners on a one-to-one basis to families and carers and runs group talks to provide guidance to larger organisations such as health professionals.
A charity close to Grisdales heart and one which we regularly fundraise for is Hospice at Home, West Cumbria.
Hospice at Home provide an invaluable service to the local area, as the only provider of hospice services in West Cumbria. Their mission is to ‘be at the heart of our community and provide nursing, emotional support, complementary therapies, and lymphoedema care when and where needed’. Get involved in some of the fantastic fundraising events they hold every year including their annual Christmas Jumper day!FIND OUT MORE
The Keswick Rotary Club and The Calvert Trust teamed up in 2021 and launched the Calvert Bear’s 5 Peak Challenge in a bid to raise vital funds to save the Trust’s activity centre. Providing a fantastic range of adaptive equipment which opens up the possibility of outdoor experiences for those with disabilities, we’re pleased they smashed their £30,000 target!FIND OUT MORE
Established in 1953, the charity provide help and support to Cockermouth’s community hospital. Raising funds through donations and fundraising events, the League of Friends aims to relive the sickness, preserve the health and assist the recovery of patients within the local hospital through equipment, services and further facilities above and beyond those provided by the NHS.FIND OUT MORE